Kennel Assistant

Kennel Assistant National Minimum Wage Hendon, Greater London Medivet 24 Hour Hendon Part Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a Medivet hospital alongside Vets and Nurses?  We are looking for a motivated and friendly individual with a strong passion for animal care and welfare to join us as a Kennel Assistant.

You will be working in all areas of the practice learning the core principles of veterinary nursing. This is a unique opportunity for individuals who do not desire to progress to college and become a student veterinary nurse, or do not meet the entry requirements at present.

8 hour shifts, 5 days per week

37.5 hours a week


Role Accountabilities

The successful candidate will have plenty of hands-on experience with patients including walking dogs and TLC with cats; you will be responsible for maintaining kennels and the general environment to a high clinical standard following cleaning protocols, feeding animals, animal handling and behaviour.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a busy team and possess the confidence to work alone when required; you will have a flexible and adaptable approach to work, happy to get stuck in wherever needed.

Candidates will be responsible for the following duties: 

This is by no means a complete list. Duties may be added or removed based on the needs of the hospital. 

  • Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting throughout the hospital.
  • Maintaining upkeep of laundry, including hand-cleaning, and folding.
  • Ensure the exterior of the hospital is always clean and presentable. 
  • Stock housekeeping supplies as needed 
  • Upkeep consult rooms by collecting and throwing out rubbish, sweeping, mopping and wiping down walls. 
  • Disinfect exam rooms.
  • Cleaning out kennels.

Assisting the veterinary nursing team with ad hoc duties such as:

  • walking or holding patients
  • setting up theatre
  • sterilizing equipment

Your Skills and Experience

 The ideal candidate must be/have a: 

  • Team player who is friendly, compassionate, and hard working.
  • Positive attitude and good communication skills.
  • Able to take initiative and multi-task.
  • Able to lift 12kg  
  • Able to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during an 8-hr. shift 

Previous work experience within a veterinary practice is desirable (voluntary or paid) along with a willingness to learn; work experience with animals would also be beneficial.


Hendon 24 Hour Hospital

Job number: FR04822